Professional Placements

St Peter’s Hospice welcomes requests from qualified healthcare professionals who would like an opportunity to understand hospice life and discover all that palliative care entails. The knowledge and understanding gained means that together, we can offer a more comprehensive service to help with the complex problems patients may present.

We offer placements to a range of professionals including nurses, social workers, varying grades of doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. We will also consider elective placements for student nurses. 

Our placements range from a day’s experience in a specific clinical area, to two weeks’ wider experience across all clinical areas. We try to tailor placements to your specific aims and objectives, depending on our capacity and resources at the time. 

We also regularly run a professional visitor afternoon for students and staff working in health and social care. See professional visits and tours for forthcoming dates and details of how to book onto one of our sessions.  

To apply for a placement, please complete a placement request form.

PLEASE NOTE we will need the following before your application for placement is accepted:

  • DBS clearance
  • Indemnity Insurance (St Peter’s Hospice carries public liability insurance only and therefore the responsibility for insurance is yours or your employers).